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2008-07-22 09:00:40

FRESH FROM winning a regional lifeguard competition in North Carolina, Virginia Beach's lifeguards pulled 21 people from the water Saturday. Kitty Hawk lifeguards rescued nine swimmers. On Thursday, lifeguards in Duck and Southern Shores had 72 water rescues.

2008-07-21 08:44:54

By JOHN WARREN By John Warren The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Don't be fooled by the lack of precipitation, beachgoers. Tropical Storm Cristobal is not your friend. It's not what's in the sky that you have to look out for - it's underwater.

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By Liz Doup, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 16--If you want a body that looks fit and fabulous, you don't have to look far for inspiration. Hit the beach -- it's the dead of summer, after all -- and check out the lifeguards. Tight tummies. Toned thighs. Strong shoulders.

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Alicia Rimel, The News Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. Jul. 16--The drowning deaths of two people in the Valley within a month should point to the need to take extra care when taking a dip to escape the summer heat, emergency officials say.

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Nate Kelly, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jul. 12--Whether it's a matter of more people on the beach or more rescue personnel patrolling the beach, this year is seeing twice as many water rescues as compared to last year's numbers.

2008-07-11 18:00:18

LIFEGUARDS and police teams are joining forces to make North East beaches safer. Officers from Whitley Bay in North Tyneside can now tune into the lifeguards' radios and quickly become alerted to any problems along the coast.

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Katie Curley, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 11--SALISBURY -- Early yesterday morning a line of cars idled, waiting to get into the Salisbury Beach State Reservation as myriad colored umbrellas, towels and chairs lined the beach.

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By Jennifer D Jordan WESTERLY -- The lifeguards at Misquamicut State Beach earned their $10 an hour Monday. They pulled nine people out of treacherous rip-tide currents that can form instantly, and drag even strong swimmers far from shore.

2008-06-22 06:00:13

By Kelly Puente, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jun. 22--LONG BEACH -- A 10-year-old girl was in critical condition Saturday after nearly drowning in a community swimming pool at a mobile home park in West Long Beach, authorities said.

2008-06-21 06:00:11

By Charles Schillinger, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jun. 21--GOULDSBORO -- There should be lifeguards at state park beaches. A week after the death of 17-year-old Thomas Golden Jr., Auditor General Jack Wagner redoubled his department's call for just that. Mr.


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